Program Highlights:

  • Family Medicine-centred 2-year integrated, horizontal “Triple C” Curriculum (Comprehensive learning, Continuity of learning and Family Medicine-Centred education)
  • Community-based Family Medicine experience for 3 half-days per week throughout most of the PGY1 and PGY2 years
  • The opportunity to work within well-developed, interdisciplinary Family Health Teams
  • Inpatient and Emergency rotations in the new, state-of-the-art Peterborough Regional Health Centre, which opened in June 2008
  • Utilization of strong Family Physician-led services including the Palliative Care Unit and Partners in Pregnancy Clinic
  • Repetition of experiences in PGY1 and PGY2 years to allow residents to consolidate knowledge and increase confidence
  • Low ratio of resident-to-physician preceptor and abundant opportunity for hands-on clinical experience (Family Medicine residents will most often be the only learner on a rotation.)
  • An appropriate balance between learning and service
  • Long Term Care Horizontal component in PGY1 (4 LTC patients followed through PGY1 under supervision of LTC physician)
  • Sexual Health Clinic and NP360 horizontal component in PGY1
  • Family Medicine Clinic 3 half-days/week
  • Academic Teaching 1 half-day/week
  • 8 weeks of Adult Inpatient Medicine (Hospitalist)
  • 8 weeks of Emergency Medicine
  • 8 weeks of Pediatrics
  • 8 weeks of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 4 weeks of Geriatrics + /- Dermatology
  • 8 weeks of Psychiatry
  • 4 weeks of Electives (in Peterborough)
  • Family Medicine Clinic 3 half-days/week
  • Academic Teaching 1 half-day/week
  • 4 weeks of Maternal and Newborn Care
  • 8 weeks of Internal Medicine (inpatient and outpatient)
  • 8 weeks of Emergency Medicine
  • 12 weeks of Rural Family Medicine (could be 8 weeks Rural, 4 weeks Community Family Medicine)
  • 4 weeks of Surgery (General, ENT, Plastics)
  • 4 weeks of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 4 weeks of Palliative Care
  • 8 weeks of Electives (4 weeks in Peterborough; 4 weeks may be out of Peterborough)